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17 November . 2021

Heartfelt Homemade Holiday Gifts for Friends & Family

Simple Homemade Holiday Gift Ideas

The holiday season is drawing near which means now is the time to start thinking of the best and most thoughtful gifts to give to loved ones. If you are looking to make some homemade holiday gifts this time of year but don’t know where to start, don’t worry -- we‘ve got you covered! Whether you are a master DIY-er or you have never touched a glue gun in your life, there are a number of easy presents you can make at home for your closest friends, family, and neighbors. Take a look at our top DIY holiday gifts:

For the Foodies
For those that practically live in the kitchen, either as self-proclaimed master chefs or professional taste-testers, here are three easy gifts to make that will speak to these foodies at heart.

  1. If you have a family member or friend who is always looking for the perfect Instagramable picture of their morning latte, you can give them this funky and colorful DIY marble dipped mug (bonus points if you pair it with these adorable homemade mini gingerbread mug toppers!)
  2. Since the holiday season tends to be flooded with sweet treats, a platter of cookies might get lost in the mix of all of the goodies. So why not give the gift of a homemade cookie mix gift bag? Once the holiday desserts have been devoured, they can make these cookies fresh on their own time!
  3. If you have experience with woodworking or want to learn, a handmade and customized bread board made out of rustic wood would be a welcomed addition to any foodie’s charcuterie board essentials.

For Pet Lovers
When brainstorming ideas for homemade holiday gifts for friends and family, you can’t forget about their furry friends! If you understand the basics of sewing, consider making a DIY pet bed with trendy fabrics in colors that complement their living space. You can also whip up some easy dog treats that their pooch will be sure to love. For those that like to take their pets on outdoor adventures with them, a homemade collapsible and portable pet tent is a must-have item to keep their furry friends shaded from the sun.

For Sports Fanatics
Sports fans, rejoice! There are an abundance of easy gifts to make for your sports-loving friends and family. This DIY basketball hoop wall decor makes a much more stylish statement than a store-bought hoop and you can also customize it with their favorite team name and colors. A homemade baseball uniform mason jar is a great place for friends and family to keep photos, tickets, and other mementos from their favorite games. Lastly, for those that like to host game-day watch parties, give them the gift of a homemade football field tablecloth that will be sure to impress their guests.

For the Interior Designers
If you have a good grasp of your friend’s or family member’s personal style, consider crafting them some décor items as a heartfelt homemade Christmas gift. Cement tile pieces are an eye-catching addition in any space but they often come with an expensive price tag. You can DIY your own stencil cement tile tray that can double as a perfect pop of color on their coffee table. For the book-lovers that need a fun way to organize their collection, these homemade gold pineapple bookends are a simple gift that will never go out of style. With the popularity of house plants on the rise, these DIY wooden box hanging planters are a creative way to display their plant collection.

For the Kiddos
Looking for some homemade holiday gifts for the kids? There are plenty of DIY present ideas that are perfect for children of all ages. For the creative kids in your life, you can easily create a handmade crayon gift set filled with all of their favorite colors! Fans of classic games can create a personalized Guess Who set with familiar faces as the characters to fill up the tiles. For some on-the-go entertainment, a homemade traveling lunch box dollhouse kit is a perfect gift. 

Nothing says “I’m thankful for you” like a homemade holiday gift! DIY presents, no matter how big or small, are a thoughtful way to show family and friends just how much you care about them and can be easily customized to fit their personality and style. If you do try out any of these handmade presents, be sure to share them with us on social @EstrellaAZLife.

From our Estrella family to yours -- happy holidays!

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